Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer. Every year the government sends out over one million bowel cancer screening kits to eligible Australians aged 50-74, but many don’t get used – even though 90 percent of cases are treatable if caught early.

It’s time to start talking seriously about “sending your poo to the government”. Starts at 60 recently sat down with Dr Ross Walker, one of Australia’s leading preventative health experts, to answer all your questions about bowel cancer, how to detect it, and how you can reduce the risk of developing it.

If you need to request a new kit, or have any questions, please call the National Bowel Screening Program now on 1800 11 88 68.